Ivory-billed Woodpecker

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Name: Ivory-billed Woodpecker
First reported Oct 01 2014 - Updated Oct 01 2014 - 1 reports

CORNELL CLOSE-UPS | Professor Donald Greenberg ’58 Works on Multi-Disciplinary Projects

By PHOEBE KELLERFor 54 years, Donald Greenberg ’58, the Jacob Gould Schurman professor of computer graphics, has called Cornell his home. During his time on the Hill, he has worked on projects that affect a wide swath of disciplines, and has taught both ... [Published Cornell Daily Sun - Oct 01 2014]
First reported Sep 20 2014 - Updated Sep 20 2014 - 1 reports

Wonder-filled space or urban blight?

In the third week of July, after the heat, humidity and night-time storms blew out of the area, I awoke before dawn, slipped into cotton duck pants, a wool shirt, and my ivory-billed woodpecker cap, and headed south, on foot, to the Osaka Japanese Garden ... [Published HighBeam Research - Sep 20 2014]
First reported Sep 08 2014 - Updated Sep 09 2014 - 1 reports

Murmansk fish decided to challenge the decision of the embargo on fish in court

The Supreme court (SC) of Russia registered the message of one of the largest Russian plants processing fish JSC " Murmansk fish processing plant " with the requirement to declare illegal the decision of the government of the Russian Federation, adopted ... [Published RIN.ru - Sep 08 2014]
First reported Sep 06 2014 - Updated Sep 06 2014 - 1 reports

Top Comments: Pittsburghese Edition

I'm not from Pittsburgh. I was born a few hours above the city, in the northwestern corner of Pennsylvania. But from a very early age, I was raised to love everything about the Burgh--the bridges, the food ( Primanti Bros., anyone? ), the sports teams ... [Published Daily Kos - Sep 06 2014]
First reported Sep 05 2014 - Updated Sep 05 2014 - 1 reports

Passenger pigeons once abundant in North America

On a Friday evening, people gathered to remember Martha.She was a star in her day. Scarlet eyes and peach-colored breast. Head held high.Toward the end of her life, people lined up to see her — a glimpse for the ages.But a hundred years ago, Martha died ... [Published KansasCity.com - Sep 05 2014]
First reported Sep 04 2014 - Updated Sep 04 2014 - 1 reports

Wilderness Act at 50: The Real Reason it Matters

, President Lyndon Baines Johnson signed the Wilderness Act of 1964 into law. The 50th anniversary of that signing is generating a lot of discussion this week. That discussion is justified. The 50-year-old law is one of our strongest environmental protection ... [Published KCET - Sep 04 2014]
First reported Sep 02 2014 - Updated Sep 02 2014 - 1 reports

100 years since death of Martha, the last passenger pigeon

But extinction apparently doesn't ring with the finality it used to. Researchers are working to "de-extinct" the bird. They got their hands on some of the 1500 or so known passenger pigeon specimens and are hoping to resurrect the species through some ... [Published Sunday Star-Times - Sep 02 2014]
First reported Aug 30 2014 - Updated Aug 30 2014 - 3 reports

A Century of Extinction

Credit PHOTOGRAPH BY SUSANNAH SAYLERIt’s unusual to be able to date the vanishing of a species. The last time a dodo was seen, on the island of Mauritius, was probably in 1662, but no one knows how long the bird survived, unseen and in low numbers. The ... [Published New Yorker - Aug 30 2014]

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the message came in the judicial Board on civil cases, 3 September. Date of review until not assigned, RIA Novosti ". Murmansk fish processing plant in the last month of summer stopped the work due to the termination of deliveries of live fish from Norway. Technologically Murmansk fish processing can only take live fish with tankers that come from the field. However ivorybill fishing in the Russian Federation in practice is not conducted due to technical backwardness of the Russian fishing fleet, told the plant Manager Michael Tooth. Recall that relations between Russia and the West deteriorated in connection with the situation in Ukraine. At the end of July, the EU and the US from point penalties against private individuals and organizations turned to measures against entire sectors of the Russian economy. In response, Russia restricted imports of food items, including fish, from Norway, EU, USA, Australia and Canada. on August 20th in the list of prohibited import goods have been exceptions. So, for example, in the Russian Federation once again allowed to import live fish for breeding (smalt), However, commodity live fish remained in the list."
...Arthur Lee, who visited Pittsburgh in 1784, noted that the settlement was "inhabited almost entirely by Scots and [Scots] Irish, who live in paltry log houses" (Wayland F Dunaway, The Scotch-Irish of Colonial Pennsylvania University of North Carolina Press , 1944, p.83)...
"We did it, we killed it off," said Joel Greenberg, author of "A Feathered River Across the Sky: The Passenger Pigeon's Flight to Extinction."
...Wallace Stegner put it best in his 1960 "Wilderness Letter," when he said wilderness "can be a means of reassuring ourselves of our sanity as creatures, a part of the geography of hope."

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CORNELL CLOSE-UPS | Professor Donald Greenberg ... [Published Cornell Daily Sun - Oct 01 2014]
Wonder-filled space or urban blight? [Published HighBeam Research - Sep 20 2014]
Wonder-filled space or urban blight? [Published Chicago Sun-Times - Sep 20 2014]
Murmansk fish decided to challenge the decision... [Published RIN.ru - Sep 08 2014]
Top Comments: Pittsburghese Edition [Published Daily Kos - Sep 06 2014]
Passenger pigeons once abundant in North America [Published KansasCity.com - Sep 05 2014]
Wilderness Act at 50: The Real Reason it Matters [Published KCET - Sep 04 2014]
100 years since death of Martha, the last passe... [Published Sunday Star-Times - Sep 02 2014]
A Century of Extinction [Published New Yorker - Aug 30 2014]
For passenger pigeons, flight from abundance to... [Published KansasCity.com - Aug 30 2014]
Monday marks 100 years since last passenger pig... [Published Toronto Star Online - Aug 30 2014]
Vermilion flycatcher captures our hearts, imagi... [Published South Whidbey Record - Feb 09 2014]
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